|Apr. 8 3:29 PM PT4:29 PM MT5:29 PM CT6:29 PM ET18:29 ET22:29 GMT6:29 CST3:29 PM MST5:29 PM EST5:59 PM VEN2:29 UAE (+1)5:29 PM CT-The Texas Rangers have acquired Chirinos from Tampa Bay for a player to be named or cash. The deal was announced Monday, before the teams opened a three-game series in Texas.
Analysis: Chirinois, designated for assignment March 31 when Tampa Bay set its opening-day roster, was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock. The catcher didn't play in 2012 after sustaining a concussion in spring training when A foul tip struck his mask. The Rangers designated Jeff Beliveau for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster. They have 10 days to trade or release him or send him outright to the minors.
|Mar. 31 5:06 PM PT6:06 PM MT7:06 PM CT8:06 PM ET20:06 ET0:06 GMT8:06 CST5:06 PM MST7:06 PM EST7:36 PM VEN4:06 UAE (+1)7:06 PM CT-Chirinos and Stephen Vogt were designated for assignment on Sunday.
Analysis: The moves were made to clear spots for Jamey Wright and Shelley Duncan on Tampa Bay's 40-man roster.